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        08-24-2013, 11:25 PM
      #12611
    Yearling
    That should be 14 days..not 4. Oops!
         
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        08-25-2013, 12:24 AM
      #12612
    Green Broke
    Wow fabulous pictures. Well went amd saw hunters new digs today fantastic lucky boy. Found a new he for Scotty and took mom put for birthday dinner. All in all a great day
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        08-25-2013, 12:32 AM
      #12613
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    My bday is in 4 days and I will be 44 too!

    Happy Birthday to CW and Anniversary to Rick and Dave! ( well, not Rick AND Dave, but you know what I mean! ).

    It was a gorgeous day today. Went riding this evening by myself. Took Isabella out on the trail. Only the 2nd time that we have been on the trail alone. She is still nervous when it is just the two of us. But hopefully she will get better. It is very rare that I am alone, hubby and his TWH is usually with us.

    Afterwards I went in the arena and worked on riding with just a neck rope. I have a goal of riding bareback and bridleless one day. (The "live like you are dying" Stacy Westfall video makes me cry each time I see it). I have the bareback part down but I rely way too much on the reins and need to use my body more. The neck rope is the next step. She whoas really well but we need help with turning and backing up with it.

    Stan, waiting anxiously to hear what happened when the person came out to see Stella!
    Well the prospect arrived, Stella was a little hard to catch but I got there in the end. Saddled up lifted her feet just to show she is o/k with that. Bitless bridle, had to put my money where my mouth is. Climbed on board and wow. Stella just stood there quite content to behave. In fact she was so laid back I could almost hear her snoring. I kid you not, she laid her head on the wooden fence and eyes were closing. She even let me give her a scratch. The prospect rode Stella bitless and Stella was in slow motion but she did manage to kick her up to a trot. Over all Stella did as asked. No spooking (she is saving that for later) she was all I said she would be. But she is still mine. Seems this girl has had some bad horses and does not trust the sellers, as if I would lead her astray just to get a sale. Still have another one looking.
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        08-25-2013, 12:42 AM
      #12614
    Green Broke
    Haha Stan I hear ya. Hunter was so well behaved for this lady that is buying him. I have nightmares of him biting her. She is so nice. I hope he behaves
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        08-25-2013, 12:43 AM
      #12615
    Yearling
    Happy anniversary Rick and Anotherhorsedad!! DH and I also celebrated 20 years in July with our bike trip to the Yukon.

    Happy birthday CountryWoman, Corgi and Roseann!! I am also turning 29 for the 15th time in 11 days. Lots of Virgos in the lot here to keep everyone informed and organized. LOL!

    No riding today as I took my son to the Western Canada Reptile Expo at a city 2 hours south of us. W saw our fill of snakes, spiders, chameleons and geckos but didn't see the type of lizard he is looking for. We also went to a dog birthday party there for my Boxer dog and his litter mates. They all turned 10 this year, which is significant for a boxer. They don't live much longer than that. My dog, RJ is aging very well and looks and acts quite a lot younger than his siblings. He has enjoyed excellent health, which I think is due to all the clean rural living.

    Overall it was a good day, except that I got bit on the hand by another dog (different litter) at the birthday party. I didn't know he was there when I went into the back yard and I must have surprised him although everyone was expecting me. I have a pretty good puncture wound between my thumb and forefinger and I expect will have some bruising tomorrow. I've never had a dog bite before, but oof, does it hurt! Hopefully it heals up fast, as I'd hate to miss Mondays riding lesson because it hurts to hold the reins in my left hand.

    I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. It is hard to believe it is almost September again.
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        08-25-2013, 05:08 AM
      #12616
    Banned
    Dave, happy anniversary.

    CW, happy birthday.

    Ladona, happy birthday.

    Hunter, did Hunter sell?

    Stan, I see that it's still up in the air. Are you taking her behavior as something you could reconsider? I kind of feel not right about you selling Stella.

    Koolio - what is your name by the way? Are you ok? And who the heck would have a bad tempered dog in the yard when there are people over? Sorry you were bit, that must have been horrendous, I would be freaking out.

    The kids played Brad's former school at football. Brad is 300lb now, he claims he was 230lb in high school, he never played as he was the smallest kid on the line. It's farming country out there, and they make em big. My kids are skinny but fast. All survived the game, but I was freaking out.

    Kid 3 is Junior Varsity, and it was only a scrimmage, but the other team put some varsity players against our JV team. I think that's kind of wrong on a practice game. Kid 3 took a big hit, he went up before he hit the ground. I am on my feet yelling OMG OMG, and in a few curses, and the full words. The people behind me told me that he was up on his feet and ok, as my hands were over my face at that point.

    I spoke to kid 3 immediately after the game and asked if he was ok, he said, all he could think of while he was in the air, before he even landed, was 'please don't do anything embarrassing Alex, I am ok'

    Sigh, they have no idea how fragile they are. Or how stressful it is for a mom type figure.
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        08-25-2013, 05:57 AM
      #12617
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    [QUOTE=AlexS;3453809]Dave, happy anniversary.

    CW, happy birthday.

    Ladona, happy birthday.

    Hunter, did Hunter sell?

    Stan, I see that it's still up in the air. Are you taking her behavior as something you could reconsider? I kind of feel not right about you selling Stella.


    I to have misgivings but that is based more on its not fair on a horse to chop and change its owners and that may sound like a contradiction on my part as I am moving her on.

    When the young lady arrived as promised I did not get Stella in and work her I left her in the paddock. We walked out Stella walked up to the girl but when I approached she walked away. We spent a couple of minutes catching her. And once the rope was laying over her neck she was fine.

    The lady wants a horse for trekking and general hacking but more important to me she wants the horse for long term which is the kind of home I'm looking for (for the horse not me).

    She called back this evening and we are collecting Bugs and Smoky and taking her our for a ride on Tuesday. Farm, bush, beach, and road. Chance to get Roslyn back on the horse.

    She has also asked for first refusal should some one else make an offer and has also made enquries with other riders that have been on the same treks and know Stella. So its looking like Stella may have a new home.
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        08-25-2013, 07:48 AM
      #12618
    Green Broke
    Stan-that sounds promising. I am on a horse hunt, but since I will be going to Oregon for a week soon, then back home & out again to So. Cal for a few days, want to wait until I am done w/these planned travels. There is a guy who always has some great horses-which I have liked over the last ten years-I've hoped to be able to buy a horse from him-well, he's in Arizona & the town is on our way to Prescott, which has our nearest Costco. Right now he has 2 geldings-both sound very nice, 1 is gaited & larger, the smaller one sounds ideal, but he is asking a LOT for a grade gelding. I wonder if he would do a package deal-LOL! There are about 4 other horses I've read about & one is only $500, and gaited and a mare. I hate making decisions!

    Corgi-prior to my last riding partner in So. Cal, I always rode alone-really enjoyed it-I find now that if I want to ride daily-I will have to go out alone, so I need a really well broke, calm horse that will do my bidding & not give any lip. Since I've not done much this past year, I also need to build back my fitness level & sure do not want a fall or injuries-that would put us behind the eight ball again, & I don't want to go there.

    This past week has flown by & so much is planned for the next 3 weeks. We picked up a "project" vehicle yesterday-it was not running & we had to winch it up on the trailer. DH got it running once we were home & he was able to bring it off the trailer under it's own power. The "flat" tire was just a broken valve stem. But I've told him that getting our pellet stove hooked up is the FIRST priorty. Our evenings are getting quite cool.

    Have a ride planned for this morning-hope it doesn't fizzle out-rain is predicted for today.

    Happy Sunday to all!
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        08-25-2013, 07:51 AM
      #12619
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    I spoke to kid 3 immediately after the game and asked if he was ok, he said, all he could think of while he was in the air, before he even landed, was 'please don't do anything embarrassing Alex, I am ok'
    That is too funny.

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    Sigh, they have no idea how fragile they are. Or how stressful it is for a mom type figure.
    Agreed. With my background, I sympathize more with the kids than the Mom over the worrying.

    For instance, when our kids were 1 and 3, we used a baby sitter. She was the organist's daughter. She was 13 y/o. We recently went to dinner. Our daughters are now 15 and 13. She was really concerned that they would be ok. GRRRRRR

    I reminded her of our 13 y/o sitter (still a friend of ours). I simply stated either she was a terrible parent then or she was being overly protective now. The logic baseball bat worked, this time.
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        08-25-2013, 09:59 AM
      #12620
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Dave, happy anniversary.

    CW, happy birthday.

    Ladona, happy birthday.

    Hunter, did Hunter sell?

    Stan, I see that it's still up in the air. Are you taking her behavior as something you could reconsider? I kind of feel not right about you selling Stella.

    Koolio - what is your name by the way? Are you ok? And who the heck would have a bad tempered dog in the yard when there are people over? Sorry you were bit, that must have been horrendous, I would be freaking out.

    The kids played Brad's former school at football. Brad is 300lb now, he claims he was 230lb in high school, he never played as he was the smallest kid on the line. It's farming country out there, and they make em big. My kids are skinny but fast. All survived the game, but I was freaking out.

    Kid 3 is Junior Varsity, and it was only a scrimmage, but the other team put some varsity players against our JV team. I think that's kind of wrong on a practice game. Kid 3 took a big hit, he went up before he hit the ground. I am on my feet yelling OMG OMG, and in a few curses, and the full words. The people behind me told me that he was up on his feet and ok, as my hands were over my face at that point.

    I spoke to kid 3 immediately after the game and asked if he was ok, he said, all he could think of while he was in the air, before he even landed, was 'please don't do anything embarrassing Alex, I am ok'

    Sigh, they have no idea how fragile they are. Or how stressful it is for a mom type figure.
    Vet check tomorrow and if all goes well he will have a new home. I found a new place to move Scotty to, so am excited about that. Very nice lady and he will be in a field during the day all year long. Trails nearby and its $125 cheaper a month!

    Happy birthday to all you birthday people!!!!!
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